Monday, August 15, 2005

Restaurant Nazis Seek New Target

The property and business rights of restaurant owners are one of the favorite targets of the Nanny state. And though I hate to accept slippery slope arguments, the "activists" of our society always give one more evidence.

New York, fresh off its smoking ban, now wants to regulate the food you can eat. They want to limit, voluntarily, transfat on the menu.

Some workers and diners were skeptical of the city plan. "Labeling is as far as you want to go. You don't want to be telling people what to eat," Brooklyn waitress Karen Quam told The New York Times.

The city's request came two years after it outlawed smoking in bars, restaurants and offices, citing concerns about the ill effects of secondhand smoke.

Smoking sections and seat belts used to be "voluntary" ideas pushed by government. It is just a few years before they try to make this mandatory under the law.


At 3:03 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

NY is turning into California. Wunderbar...


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